Partnering in Health. Improving Care for Older Adults.
As we age, our minds and bodies change in ways that can have a profound effect on quality of life. Age-related conditions are often complex and may require specialised medical care. In Lake Macquarie Geriatrics our goal is to provide individualized holistic care, preventive services, geriatric assessments, and advice on chronic disease management to the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Area community.
Geriatric Medical Services
Lake Macquarie Geriatrics provides clinical and diagnostic services for older people with ‘geriatric syndromes’, including:
Care of acutely unwell older persons at the Lake Macquarie Private Hospital
Geriatrician Assessment (Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment)
Dementia diagnosis and treatment
Delirium management in Hospital
Falls assessment and mitigation strategies
Medication review and rationalisation
Planning for future needs See more >>
We provide clinical and diagnostic services for older people with ‘geriatric syndromes’, including dementia, delirium, depression, falls, frailty, and mobility and continence problems.
Older people with many co-existing medical problems necessitating multiple medications will receive a holistic review of the appropriateness of all their treatments.
Falls and Balance
Falls and balance problems are common as we grow older and sometimes the cause of the falls is complex or unclear. We provide individualised assessment that identifies the main risk factors associated with falls and access to falls prevention strategies.
Planning for future needs
We can advise on options for staying home and provide education and support for family and carers. It is a good idea to put plans in place ahead of time to cover you in case you get seriously ill or injured and you are not able to make decisions about your care.